this was apparently happening all over the country from several different regional offices.
two low level guys? No way.
Surely, these groups that were being denied their status contacted IRS offices or congressman to find out what was taking so long.
For filing send to Cincinnati http://www.irs.gov/uac/OHIO-—Where-to-File-Addresses-for-Taxpayers-and-Tax-Professionals
Major hub not small office